Walkthrough by Mellifera
Harvest Moon: A New Beginning on SuperCheats.com
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           Harvest Moon: A New Beginning
                    Walkthrough





by Mellifera

(Version 0.125)
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                               -Introduction-
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Hello! This is a quick walkthrough/ guide I'm producing while I go through
the game. I'm making this due to the lack of information out on the web for
it at the moment. I've never written a guide so please bear with me!

This is obviously a work in progress and may be lacking information (such as
rare critters and so forth as I didn't manage to come across them). It's not
supposed to be a full on in depth guide (like basic controls or shop lists)
although I will throw out some hints to save you time.

Before consulting this I suggest you take a look at Fogu's guide (aka The
Harvest Moon Bible) at http://fogu.com/hm11/ to make sure the answers aren't
there already. They are also in the process of gathering all the information
but they are missing a lot of key areas such as Cooking and Foraging which I
think are essential. They have a wealth of information about basic in-game
mechanics, Bachelors/Bachelorettes, Festivals, Shops, Construction Guides and
so forth. This guide is sort of to compliment that site and give you some
tips as you go along.

This game is a little different from previous Harvest Moon games. It's
about complete customization, from your character, house decor, farm layout,
and even the town layout and decor. It also seems to take all the best things
from previous games (like Saving at any time, Winter crops, and befriending
Wild Animals) and gets rid of annoying things (like the Freshness rating).
There are plenty of new things to look forward to including Blueprints, Fish
Traps, new Crops/Flowers, and going on Vacation. Although the relationship
system is still basically the same (minus Dating Events) and in my opinion
in need of an overhaul, I've been very happy with it so far.
It really is a 'New Beginning' for the series.

Only www.gamefaqs.com has permission to use this FAQ.

If you have questions/comments, or if you notice a mistake or would like to
contribute, feel free to email me at applesauce38@gmail.com.

Thanks!


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UPDATE LIST
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(1/29/2013)
The first and so far only update. The first Spring is finished.
I will update this every time I complete another season.
I plan to run through the first 2 years.
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Table of Contents
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|                                     |
|I. Spring Year 1                     |
|	I1. Harvesting                |
|	I2. Crop List                 |
|	I3. Cook Book                 |
|	I4. Foraging                  |
|	I5. Critter Catching          |
|	I6. Relationship Tips         |
|                                     |
+=====================================+


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                              I. SPRING (Year 1)
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The game starts off a little slow and the first season is probably the most
arduous because there are not many people in town and you have to wait
awhile to obtain things that you pretty much started with in previous harvest
moon games (like a chicken coop). It may start to feel repetitive.
Just stick through it because it's gets much better near the end of the
season when the town starts to grow.
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Things to Look Forward To:

Spring  9- Neil's Animals open. You get a free cow.
Spring 15- Iroha the Blacksmith moves in and gives you an Axe and Hammer.
Spring 17- The Harvest Sprites explain the Music Stumps.
Spring 20- Dunhill will give you five Fish Traps.
Spring 25- Rebecca the Architect moves in and you can start using Blueprints.
Spring 27- The Harvest Goddess will teach you about Multiplayer.
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General Tips:

-While foraging SAVE all the Small Branches and Small Rocks. It may take up 
a little space in your bag, but later when you get Blueprints for
construction you will have lots of materials to work with. You want to make
sure you have at least 15 Small Rocks and 40 Small Branches. Also make sure
you have 5 spare Mint's handy; that way the moment you open your Studio on
Spring 25 you can make a Chicken Coop and Supply Shed. You might want to
save any Copper you find as well to save money later.

-Be Good to your Cow and by the end of the month it should be producing
2 Star Milks. Make sure you talk to, milk, brush, feed, and graze it everyday
(unless it's raining) and give it Cow Treats or regular Treats.
All these things bump up its friendship points.

-Talk to each person every day. Just talking give you 100 Friendship points
and over time they will give you blueprints and recipes and other gifts in
return. Iroha is important to befriend as she will help you upgrade tools.

-Unlike previous Harvest Moon games (like Grand Bazaar) there is no Freshness
Rating. Basically your crops/herbs/flowers never go bad! Feel free to save
a few for the oncoming months to use in newly acquired recipes.

-I'm not including a Fishing list as that information is on Fogu.
I will mentioned that fish in this game are NOT seasonal. They are all
available year round. How nice!
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I1. Spring Harvesting
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Growing Potatoes and making Salad or Pancakes out of them is the most
profitable way to make money from crops in the first Spring. If you plan to
marry Iroha (or want to befriend her fast to upgrade tools), plant
Marguerites as they are a 'loved' gift of hers (assuming you don't mind the
loss of profits). Don't bother with Fertilizer until you are able to make
your own seeds. You get a Cow on Spring 9 for Milk but can't purchase
Chickens without a coop (which will only be available after Rebecca the town
Architect moves in on Spring 25.) Once you get a Chicken, start making
Pudding with your milk and eggs.

At this point you can only grow normal crops (ranging from .5 - 1 star). To
obtain 1 star crops they need only be fertilized once. [I experimented by
fertilizing my crops every day their entire growth period but their star
rating still did not exceed 1 star. I haven't tried doing this while also
only watering once per day (so that they take longer to grow).] The extra .5
star rating by fertilizing this early is not worth dropping the money for
the fertilizer in the first place (except maybe for the Crop Festival or if
you have no potato recipes yet).

After harvesting 1000 crops you will be able to build Soil Fields which
allow for Big and Giant crops. Growing Fodder is a quick way to reach this
goal (credit to Fogu.com).



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I2. Crop List
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-Here is a list of crops you can grow and what you can make instead for a
higher profit (assuming you've bought/obtained the recipe for it).

-The Profit per Seed Bag column is basically:
(Crop/Item Value x 4) - (Seed and *Fertilizer Cost)

-All cooked items here are 1 star unless specified otherwise
(you can't make a .5 star cooked item if you tried anyhow).

*Fertilizer Cost is only applicable to the 1.0 star crops


+=====================+=================+=====================+
|Turnip               | Profit per Crop | Profit per Seed Bag |
|=====================|=================|=====================|
|0.5 star             |      125 G      |        290 G        |
|1.0 star             |      150 G      |        210 G        |
|=====================|=================|=====================|
|Turnip Salad         |      168 G      |        462 G        |
|Turnip Soup          |      168 G      |        462 G        |
+=====================+=================+=====================+
Seed Cost: 210 G


+=====================+=================+=====================+
|Potato               | Profit per Crop | Profit per Seed Bag |
|=====================|=================|=====================|
|0.5 star             |      190 G      |        470 G        |
|1.0 star             |      228 G      |        552 G        |
|=====================|=================|=====================|
|Potato Salad         |      240 G      |        670 G        |
|Potato Pancakes      |      240 G      |        670 G        |
+=====================+=================+=====================+
Seed Cost: 290 G


+=====================+=================+=====================+
|Marguerite           | Profit per Crop | Profit per Seed Bag |
|=====================|=================|=====================|
|0.5 star             |      210 G      |        470 G        |
|1.0 star             |      252 G      |        668 G        |
+=====================+=================+=====================+
Seed Cost: 240 G


+=====================+=================+
|Milk                 |     Profit      |
|=====================|=================|
|0.5 star             |      200 G      |
|1.0 star             |      240 G      |
|1.5 star             |      280 G      |
|2.0 star             |      320 G      |
+=====================+=================+


+=====================+=================+
|*Egg                 |     Profit      |
|=====================|=================|
|0.5 star             |      120 G      |
|1.0 star             |      144 G      |
|1.5 star             |      168 G      |
+=====================+=================+


*Once you get Eggs after Spring 25, ALWAYS make your Milk and Eggs into
Pudding. It sells for an outrageous price, and if you've been good to your
Cow and it's producing 1.5 to 2 Star milk, its even better.

Pudding- 792 G (1.0 star)
         924 G (1.5 stars)
        1056 G (2.0 stars)



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I3. Cook Book
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Whenever you see a recipe for sale, buy it so more will become available. 
Some recipes will be randomly given to you by townsfolk at different times.
Listed below is all the recipe's you should have by the end of Spring.
Cooking is important as some cooked items are much more profitable than
selling the ingredients alone.

"Most" recipes that involve flour are not worth the price to buy it. As 
mentioned earlier, using ingredients with a .5 star rating will bump up to a
1 star cooked item. Using 1 star ingredients will not bump up to 1.5 stars
when cooked. This only works with .5 star ingredients.


NOTE: All cooked items listed here are 1 star unless specified otherwise. 

+===========================================================================+
|                                     Key                                   |
+=========+=================================================================+
|Herb     | Mint, Chamomile, & Rosemary (at this point)                     |
|Crop     | Turnips, Potatoes & Bamboo Shoots (at this point)               |
|Fish     | From what I can tell, 'small' fish and shellfish don't count    |
|Mushroom | Shiitake & Poison Mushrooms (at this point)                     |
|=========+=================================================================+
|NP       | No Profit; Ingredients sell better alone, or cost too much.     |
|PV       | Profit Varies; It depends on which ingredient you used.         |
|NT       | Needs Testing; I don't know the profit for these items yet.     |
+=========+=================================================================+


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                Salads                 
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Turnip Salad                      168 G
	Ing: Turnip
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Potato Salad                      240 G
	Ing: Potato
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Herb Salad                        420 G (PV)
	Ing: Herb + Crop
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Cucumber Namul                          (NT)
	Ing: Cucumber (Spring year 2)
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Onion Salad                             (NT)
	Ing: Onion (Summer)
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Mimosa Salad                      456 G (PV)
	Ing: Egg + Crop
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                 Soups                 
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Turnip Soup                       168 G
	Ing. Turnip
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Mushroom Soup                     156 G
	Ing: Mushroom
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Herb Soup                         168 G
	Ing: Herb
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Spinach Soup                            (NT)
	Ing: Spinach (Fall)
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Egg Soup (1.5 stars)               238G
	Ing: Egg
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                 Fried
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Roasted Mushroom                   156G
	Ing: Mushroom
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Potato Pancakes                    240G
	Ing: Potato
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Grilled Tomato                          (NT)
	Ing: Tomato (Summer)
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Baked Yam                               (NT)
	Ing: Yam (Fall year 2)
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Grilled Fish                            (NT)
	Ing: Fish*
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                  Bread
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Bread                             216 G (NP)
	Ing: Flour
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Walnut Bread                      300 G (NP)
	Ing: Flour + Walnut
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Udon with Egg                     444 G (PV)
	Ing: (Egg + Flour)
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                 Dessert
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Crepe                             216 G (NP)
	Ing: Flour
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Vegetable Cake                    480 G (PV)
	Ing: Flour + Crop (Hint: Use Bamboo Shoots!)
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Pudding
	Ing: (Egg + Milk)
		(1.0 star)        792 G
		(1.5 stars)       924 G
		(2.0 stars)      1056 G
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*This item may or not be available at this point in the game. 
 I only caught small fish and shellfish like prawns and clams and these did
 not work. You may need a fishing rod to get the right kind of fish.


Crop Season Availability credited to Fogu.com



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I4. Foraging
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All foraged items in the first spring are .5 star rated. Herbs, 
Bamboo Shoots, and Mushrooms can be made into very profitable cooked items
(which I've added in parentheses). You get the Hammer and Axe on Spring 15 to
turn Small Rocks into Small Material Stone and small branches into Small 
Lumber. Make sure to check flower filled tree stumps and use bouncy mushrooms
to reach other places. Look carefully in flowers as items can be somewhat
hard to see.
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| Rated Items (0.5 stars) |
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Mint--------------------50 G (Herb Soup)
Chamomile---------------30 G (Herb Soup)
Rosemary----------------70 G (Herb Soup)
Bamboo Shoot------------50 G (Vegetable Cake)
Shiitaki---------------100 G (Roasted Mushrooms / Mushroom Soup)
Poison Mushroom---------25 G (Roasted Mushrooms / Mushroom Soup)
Walnut------------------50 G

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| Non-Rated Items |
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Magic Blue Flower-------30 G
Moondrop Flower---------30 G
Honeycomb---------------75 G
Copper-----------------500 G
Small Rock---------------5 G
Small Material Stone----10 G
Rock--------------------50 G
Small Branch-------------5 G
Small Lumber------------10 G
Branch------------------50 G
Scrap Metal-------------10 G
Brick-------------------50 G

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| Fish Trap Items |
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Black Branch-----------200 G
Black Rock-------------200 G
Old Coin---------------150 G
Coin-------------------100 G
Shiny Coin-------------500 G
Bottle-----------------200 G
Can---------------------20 G
Fish Bones--------------20 G
Old Boot----------------20 G
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I5. Critter Catching
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You can make a decent profit each day by shipping whatever you catch in the
wild. Individually they may not sell for much, but you make a decent profit
each day with one run through the wild areas catching whatever you find. This
is from my own personal experience and the time frames might not be 
completely accurate. The Morning and Night lists only include things I'm sure
I've only caught during that time frame.

For my intents and purposes:
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Morning =    6:00 am - 11:59 am
Afternoon = 12:00 pm -  5.59 pm
Night =      6:00 pm -  5:00 am
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                                Morning
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White Ladybug---------60 G

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                              Afternoon
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Butterflies
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Pale Cloud Yellow-----30 G
Oki Butterfly- -------50 G
Bushbrown-------------50 G
Comma Butterfly------ 40 G
Small White-----------20 G
Swallowtail-----------30 G
Nymph Butterfly-------30 G (may be a morning bug- not positive)
White Morpho---------100 G

Cicadas/Ladybugs
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Grass Cicada----------30 G
Kaempfer Cicada-------20 G
Spring Cicada---------40 G
Spotted Ladybug-------20 G
Harlequin Ladybug-----30 G
Yellow Ladybug--------50 G

Locusts/Grasshoppers
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Longheaded Locust-----20 G
Spotted Locust--------30 G
Piggyback Locust------20 G
Kobane Grasshopper----20 G
Dirt Grasshopper------30 G

Other
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Honey Bee-------------20 G
Tree Frog-------------20 G (raining)
Common Frog-----------50 G (raining)

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                                  Night
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Kutsuwa Katydid-------40 G



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I6. Relationship Tips
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All information here I acquired from Fogu.com. I'm just dumbing it down for
this particular point in the walkthrough. These are just a few tips if you
are trying to woo either Neil or Iroha- the first two marriage candidates
available in game, as well as the current villagers.

In this game there is incentive to befriend certain people- and not just
to see Random Events. Certain villagers will give you things (usually
blueprints) if you are good enough friends with them! You may want to start
cultivating these friendships right away if there's something in particular
you are after. 

FP stands for Friendship Points. Every 10,000 FP there is a change in Heart
Color for a marriage candidate. Talking to a person each day earns 100 FP.
There are bonuses for showing them animals they like, wearing outfits that
attract them, and giving gifts on their Birthdays (also participating in
festivals). Giving gifts they hate, showing them animals they dislike, 
littering, and not talking to them will reduce FP.

See http://fogu.com/hm11 for more information.
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|Marriage Candidates|
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Neil (arrives Spring 9)
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A Cheap and Easy way to woo Neil is to give him cheap Treats (+300 FP*) that
you actually buy from him! He also likes Milk, all Animal Care Products, and
Moondrop Flowers (but no other flowers). These also give +300 FP. You should
be able to get his heart to Purple by the end of the Month (if you can deal
with his standoffish attitide anyhow) but you have to unlock his Black Heart
Event and say the correct thing (see Fogu).

NEVER give Neil  Desserts, Salads, Soups, Ores/Stones, Cooking Ingredients,
Herbs, Flowers- actually most foraged items. He's sort of a picky guy.


Iroha (arrives Spring 15)
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To woo Iroha fast, plant Marguerites to give her (+500 FP). A cheaper but
slightly less effective way is to give her Small Rocks, Scrap Metal,
Magic Blue Flowers, and Moondrop Flowers (+300FP) Even if not planning to
woo her, Iroha is important to build a friendship with as she will give you
Blueprints for TOOL upgrades. It is theoretically possible to get her heart
to Purple by the end of the month but you'd pretty much have to talk to her
and give her a Marguerite every single day and also trigger her Black Heart
Event and answer correctly (once again, just go on Fogu).

NEVER give Iroha Poison Mushrooms, Fodder, Oil, Soil, Dairy Products, or
Animal Care Products. 
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|Befriending Villagers|
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Here is a list of items to give to people in order to raise your friendship,
as well as what you will get in return over time.

All items are considered 'Liked' or worth 300 FP unless they have a:
***  Special (800 FP)
*    Loved (500 FP)
^    Neutral (50 FP)

Iroha 
GIVE: *Marguerite, Small Rocks, Scrap Metal, Moondrop and Magic Blue Flowers
RECEIVE: Blueprints: Tool Upgrades (copper, iron, silver, gold, ultra)

Emma
GIVE: Milk, Egg, Moondrop and Magic Blue Flowers, Potato Salad
RECEIVE: Blueprints: Potted Pink Roses, Pink Rose Flowerbed, Vegetables 
	 Wallpaper, and Record player.

Neil
GIVE: Any Treats, Fodder, Milk, Egg, Moondrop Flower
RECEIVE: Blueprints: Farm Bell, Animal Parade Wallpaper

Dunhill
GIVE: ^Herbs, ^Flowers, basically any easily foraged item will do.
      He's hard man to please...
RECEIVE: Blueprints: Alarm Clock, Museum of Memories

Hana
GIVE: *All Fish, Turnips, All Butterflies, Turnip Soup
RECEIVE: Nothing?

Rebecca
GIVE: ??? Go yell at Fogu.com!
RECEIVE: Nothing?

Toni
GIVE: ??? Go yell at Fogu.com some more!
RECEIVE: Nothing?
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                             II. SUMMER (Year 1)
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